ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, has issued Level D certification for Rotorsim's CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator (FFS).
Rotorsim, a joint venture between CAE and AgustaWestland, currently has the new AW139 FFS located at the AgustaWestland Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. The FFS is the third simulator for the company, and features added upgrades allowing for new mission training to include search and rescue (SAR) roles. The simulator enables pilots to train for confined area operations, autorotation and landing on platforms at sea, among other challenging procedures.
Ian Bell, CAE's vice president and European business leader, said helicopters are starting to favor simulation-based training as one of the best approaches to ensuring mission readiness.
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